Spread of COVID-19 in several European states slows down in past week, says WHO chief
The spread of COVID-19 has slowed down in various European states in the past week, including Spain and Italy, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a briefing in Geneva on Friday, Trend reports citing TASS.
"In the past week, we’ve seen a welcome slowing in some of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, like Spain, Italy, Germany and France," he said.
"At the same time, we’ve seen an alarming acceleration in other countries. I want to take a moment to highlight Africa, where we are seeing the spread of the coronavirus to rural areas. We are now seeing clusters of cases and community spread in more than 16 countries," he stressed.